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Australian Members - Part II - if you read the first post, you'll get what this is all about.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Foxhound, Feb 10, 2016.

  1. Academic2

    Academic2 Well-Known Member

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    Reuters just called it.

    A spot of bother in the currency markets right now ...

    from Reuters: "Sterling suffered its biggest one-day fall of 9.4 percent against the dollar on market fears the decision will hit investment in the world's 5th largest economy, raise questions over London's role as a global financial capital, and usher in months of political limbo.'

    Cheers,

    Ac
     
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  2. Osiris2012

    Osiris2012 Well-Known Member

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    Score one for fear and ignorance.

    Hope it enjoys its one man race to autarky.
     
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  3. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Well-Known Member

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    Next up: Bumpk calls for the USA to leave the EU!
     
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  4. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Well-Known Member

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    Isn't that the guy who financed the Leave campaign?
     
  5. Geoffrey Firmin

    Geoffrey Firmin Well-Known Member

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    In more important news Mr Page and Mr Plant have been cleared of plagiarism.
     
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  6. sliq

    sliq Well-Known Member

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    waiting for it to plummet before i stock up on GBP
     
  7. OzWino

    OzWino Well-Known Member

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    I see new English shoes in my future.
     
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  8. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Well-Known Member

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    Winners: China, Russia.
    Losers: the West, including Australia.
    Biggest losers: the British. (...with the possible exception of Scotland, if they quickly secede and stay in the EU, which they will.)
    Potential winners: Northern Ireland - but only if they put aside their religious nonsense, secede, and join forces with EU member Eire. Unlikely, but not altogether inconceivable.

    The damage England and Wales have done to themselves is incalculable. Once the mightiest empire the world has ever known, England is now completely fucked. They will be ignored by everyone, including their oh-so-special "friends" the USA.

    Putin will seize his opportunity within the next five years. Eastern Ukraine was a useful proof of concept; up next, re-annexation of the Baltic States. A weakened Europe will have no answer.

    The USA will wear its heels down with a new Pivot; an emboldened China will respond swiftly, consolidating its nine-point line in the South China Sea and also extending its influence in Africa while nobody's looking.

    There might be opportunities for Australia in all this shemozzle. But it would need a combination of vision and deft footwork far beyond yer average Aussie polly. So we're fucked too.
     
  9. skeen7908

    skeen7908 Well-Known Member

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    What do you believe the British (people , not businesses and politicians) have lost ?

    This is likely to be a huge storm in a teacup given the uk was never part of the currency or Schengen Agreement and it's hard to see an enormous practical impact since new trade agreements can be hatched

    Thank god they were never silly enough to abdicate control of their own currency like the Greeks were (now serfs)

    Not to mention it's highly likely that the Eurocrats will largely ignore the referendum as they did to the Greeks

    It's main importance is a fuck you to Brussels, and symbolism
     
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  10. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Well-Known Member

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    They will lose relevance as a financial hub. They will lose the diplomatic clout that comes from being one of the major partners in a very large diplomatic/security bloc. Any manufacturing industry they still have left will quickly disappear as their favourable trading terms dry up.

    England will be Ireland without the Guinness. A basket case.
     
  11. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Well-Known Member

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    Oh yeah. They will also lose the influx of talent and cultural richness which most other European countries will benefit from, thanks to the current wave of emigration from the Middle East.

    That's right. You read it here.
     
  12. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Well-Known Member

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    Coxie's tip: invest in greenfield land on industrial-zoned estates in Scotland near deep water ports.
     
  13. The Ernesto

    The Ernesto Well-Known Member

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    I hope you are tweeting all this.
     
  14. EdwMicInAus

    EdwMicInAus Active Member

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    'The damage England and Wales have done to themselves is incalculable. Once the mightiest empire the world has ever known, England is now completely fucked. They will be ignored by everyone, including their oh-so-special "friends" the USA.".......

    you know nuthin john snooooo
     
  15. EdwMicInAus

    EdwMicInAus Active Member

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    "They will lose relevance as a financial hub. They will lose the diplomatic clout that comes from being one of the major partners in a very large diplomatic/security bloc. Any manufacturing industry they still have left will quickly disappear as their favourable trading terms dry up."

    lose relevance as a financial hib? tosh

    lose diplomatic clout? tosh

    very large diplomatic/security bloc? tosh

    manufacturing disapper? tosh

    favourable trading terms? tosh

    Cox - are you an illuminati fearmonger?
     
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  16. Journeyman

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    The biggest flaw in the "Leave" campaign is that the Britain that many of the "Leave" people seem to want back, had already disappeared long before Britain ever joined the EU.

    They're welcome to try autarky but the closest that they've had to that in the past several hundred years was during WWII and, as my dad could attest, life was pretty miserable at that time.

    As someone else pointed out, the UK had the best of both worlds - it had easy access to the EU markets but it still had its own currency and wasn't a party to the Schengen Agreement so it still controlled its own borders.

    The irony is that if the UK wishes to continue trading with EU countries - and almost 50% of all UK trade is done with EU countries - then it will have to meet EU regulations with regard to exports in any case, regardless as to whether it's actually a member of the EU or not. So it will still have to do the things that it did as a member of the EU, but without the preferential trade advantages that it had as a member of the EU.

    It will be interesting to see the effect that this will have on London with regard to its current position as the financial capital of Europe. Still, I guess that it might help to make London property a bit more affordable.
     
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  17. skeen7908

    skeen7908 Well-Known Member

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    Is this sarcasm
     
  18. EdwMicInAus

    EdwMicInAus Active Member

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    sad to see the framework for thought and discussion is structured by the mainstream media. Can anyone see positive in this?
     
  19. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Well-Known Member

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    OK. You win.
     
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  20. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Well-Known Member

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    Yes. You can.
     

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